A Squeaky Clean Conversation: Episode 74: Raising the Roof on NC’s Residential Solar Market 

On the latest episode of the Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast, host Matt Abele sat down with Lauren Bowen, Senior Attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), to shed light on the quickly evolving rooftop solar market in North Carolina. What’s going on with new rate structure proposals? Can homeowners’ associations (HOAs) limit residential rooftop…

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SCE Bonus Episode: HOAs & Rooftop Solar

On July 9, the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) released a surprise bonus episode of the Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast, “Live and Back in Action – HOAs, Rooftop Solar.” For this special live recording, Host Matt Abele went on location to the Amberly Master Community’s 2021 Earth Day Event in Cary, NC where he spoke with NCSEA’s member solar installation…

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Seeing the Light: The Fight Against HOA Solar Restrictions

Homeowner associations (HOAs) have a long history of restricting residents from installing solar panels because of how they look from the public areas. In the United States, where more than half of the nation’s neighborhoods are governed by HOA Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs), these contracts pose one of the most prevalent obstacles faced by prospective solar homeowners. NCSEA…

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PRESS RELEASE: Duke Energy’s future rooftop solar customers can expect savings while improving grid 

For Immediate Release Sept. 16, 2020 Contacts: Jordan Jones, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association; jordan@energync.org; 602-350-4887 Mike Mather, Southern Environmental Law Center; mmather@selcva.org; 434-333-9464 Hilary Lewis, Vote Solar; hilary@votesolar.org; 202-455-0361 Bartlett Jackson, Sunrun; bartlett.jackson@sunrun.com; 415-517-2364 Duke Energy’s future rooftop solar customers can expect savings while improving grid Deal was crafted to meet South Carolina’s landmark Energy Freedom Act COLUMBIA,…

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NCUC Rules on Duke Energy Solar Rebates Program: Takeaways for the Clean Energy Community

Solar energy is a driving force behind North Carolina’s growing clean energy economy, which has advanced tremendously in the past decade. In large part, the growth that spurred North Carolina to second in the nation for installed solar is thus far attributed to the rapid deployment of utility-scale solar installations. Customer-sited solar, meanwhile, has also continued to grow…

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